Friday, November 8, 2019

Be Aware of Scams

There has been an increased number of scams going around university campuses across Ontario. These scams are aimed at having students provide their personal information or large sums of money. Carleton wants you to be informed and aware of these scams so that you know what to do when you receive a suspicious message or phone call and are able to protect your personal information.

There are four frequent types of scams that have been known to circulate around campuses: phishing scams, spear phishing scams, internet scams and telephone scams.

These scams target both domestic and international students, however, international students are targeted more because of their vulnerability as new residents of Canada. You need to be aware that many of these emails and phone calls that are demanding money and using threatening language are not to be trusted and should be reported if received.

At all times, be careful and be aware of what information is being asked of you.

If you encounter a suspicious message, website or email, please contact Carleton’s Information Technology Services (ITS) at its.service.desk@carleton.ca. If you click on a suspicious link in your Carleton email, please change your Carleton account password right away and contact ITS.

Students who are concerned they may have been the victim or target of a scam can also contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@carleton.ca or 613-520-2600 extension 3126.

International students who are concerned they may have been the victim or target of a scam can contact in the International Student Services Office (ISSO) at isso@carleton.ca or 613-520-6600.

If you would like to know more information about scams, please visit the Students Affairs site to view their awareness tips and resources.

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